Environmental

Our Environmental Practice Group has broad experience providing counsel to our clients relating to transactional, regulatory compliance and litigation matters involving environmental issues.  Our attorneys are routinely called upon in transactions involving real estate and business assets to address environmental liability and compliance issues.  Our redevelopment practice has worked with our clients on many of the most successful projects in the region.

In the compliance context, our attorneys work to achieve our client’s goals in meeting their business needs.  Our familiarity with a vast array of regulatory programs and statutory mandates allows our attorneys to work through compliance issues with efficiency.

Our lawyers have broad experience defending and prosecuting environmental cost recovery and contribution actions on behalf of our corporate clients.  We have extensive experience defending our clients in enforcement actions brought by USEPA, NJDEP and other governmental entities.

Our attorneys also represent businesses seeking relief from denials of permits and approvals and from onerous permit terms.

We also represent policyholders in connection with environmental insurance coverage litigation.  Our policyholder litigation team has litigated numerous cases involving claims ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars. These claims have involved emerging issues in insurance coverage litigation — the solvency of Lloyds of London, allocation, lost policies, choice of law, insurance archeology and novel technology.

Our attorneys are active in a wide-range of industry groups.  They are frequently asked to speak on key and new developments and called upon as resources for regulatory agencies in context in stakeholder processes.

Areas of Focus

  • Transactional Environmental Issues
  • Finance Environmental Issues
  • Regulatory Compliance and Counseling
  • Cost Recovery Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Remediation and Redevelopment
  • Permitting
  • Agency Relations (DEP & EPA)
  • Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Air and Water Pollution
  • Audits
  • Penalty Proceedings
  • Criminal Liability  
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